Wednesday, 29 December 2010

29th Dec 2010



Flashes: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (1)

Friday, 24 December 2010

24th December 2010

Posted on WarwickBirds

Woodcock with Marsh Tit and Willow Tit on the feeders (JH & PDH)

Sunday, 12 December 2010

12th December 2010



Car Park: Willow Tit (2), Greenfinch, Blue/Great Tit

Flashes: Kestrel (1 male), Bullfinch (5)

Feeding Station: Willow Tit (2), Chaffinch (15+), Coal Tit (1), Blue/Great Tit, GS Woodpecker (1)

Main Pool: Siskin (6 in alders), Bullfinch, Buzzard (1), Willow Tit (2)

The Scrape: Green Sandpiper (1 circled, then flew along river)

River: Goosander (1 female), Tufted Duck, Mallard, Mute Swan, Little Grebe, Grey Wagtail, Teal

Thursday, 9 December 2010

8th December 2010

Woodcock (3) flushed either side of path leading to River Pool hide and a further bird alongside path in woods.
Curlew (3) flew over toward Ladywalk.
Coal tit & Willow tit on car park feeders.
Large numbers of Redwing, Fieldfare (3), mixed tit flock (predominately l.t.tits), Bullfinch (3), Kestrel, female Sparrowhawk landed on tree in front of feeder station hide.
 
Paul C 

Saturday, 4 December 2010

04th December 2010



Feeding Station: Willow Tit (2), Coal Tit (1), Wren (2), Chaffinch (8), Blue/Great Tits, Goldfinch (5)

Woods: Siskin (40+)

Car Park: Long-tailed tit (20+), Fieldfare (30+), Redwing (10+), Reed Bunting (2)

Flashes: Lapwing (3), Kestrel (1)

Sunday, 24 October 2010

24th Oct 2010

Woods:
Lesser Redpoll (1), Cetti's Warbler (1), Treecreeper (2)

Also reported this morning:

Barn Owl sitting on car park feeder post.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

17th Oct 2010


Woodcock flushed along path to Feeding Station Hide.

Buzzard (5), Meadow Pipit (3)

Saturday, 16 October 2010

16th Oct 2010



Flashes: Sparrowhawk (2), Kestrel (2), Fieldfare (11), Skylark (10+ over)

River Pool: Shoveler (7), Swallow (3)

Main Pool: Shoveler (8)

The Scrape: Teal, Mallard, Buzzard, Water Rail (1), Little Grebe

Feeding Station/Woods: Willow Tit (3), Coal Tit (1), Chaffinch (9), Treecreeper (1), Long-tailed Tits, Bullfinch (2)

Also Red Fox, Common Darter (3), Red Admiral

Friday, 15 October 2010

15th Oct 2010

Flashes: Meadow Pipit (2), Kestrel (2), Greylag Goose (12), Pied Wagtail (1), Fieldfare (4), Magpie (30+)

Main Pool: Redwing (6), Shoveler (6), Bullfinch (3), Willow Tit (1), Swallow (8)

The Scrape: Teal (7), Cetti's Warbler (1)

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

10th Oct 2010

Flashes: Wheatear (1), Stonechat (1) (R.Whitcomb)

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

8th Oct 2010

Recorded in logbook:

Flashes: Whinchat (1)

Saturday, 2 October 2010

2nd Oct 2010

Paths flooded:

Main Pool: Teal (6), Shoveler (2)

The Scrape: Shoveler (1 m), Gadwall (1m 2f), Teal, Buzzard (7), Jay, Grey Wagtail

Woods: Coal Tit (1), Long-tailed tit, GS Woodpecker

Flashes: Meadow pipit (5), Stock Dove (7), Kestrel (2), Swallow (3)

Car Park: Goldfinch (8), Buzzard (4), Sand Martin (8)

Comma, Small Tortioseshell Butterflies

Saturday, 25 September 2010

25th September

Main Pool: Grey Wagtail, Jay

Woods: Bullfinch (2), Mixed Tit flock, Treecreeper (1)

Car Park: Buzzard (2), Kestrel (1)

Fly Agaric mushrooms.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

14th September

2 Curlew (Tame Valley Birding Blog)

Thursday, 9 September 2010

9th September 2010

Ladywalk - 3 Little Stints through toward Whitacre Heath NR (tame valley birding blog)

PM:
No sign of any Little Stints.

Main Pool: Green Sandpiper (2)

Saturday, 4 September 2010

3rd Sept 2010

Whinchat (The Flashes) 


(Paul C)

Monday, 30 August 2010

30th Aug 2010

Flashes: Wheatear (1)

29th Aug 2010

Recorded in logbook:

Flashes: Curlew (3)

Saturday, 28 August 2010

28th Aug 2010

River Pool: Sparrowhawk (1), Yellow Wagtail (6), Teal (5), Buzzard (1), Willow Tit (1)

Main Pool: Green Sandpiper (1), Greenshank (1), GS Woodpecker (2)

The Scrape: Nuthatch (1)

25th Aug 2010

Recorded in the logbook:

Main Pool: Greenshank (3), Green Sandpiper (2)

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

23rd Aug 2010

Greenshank (2), Green Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail (2), Buzzard, Jay, Cettis (Main Pool).
Kestrel (2), Buzzard (Flashes).
Stoat on path nr Car park.
 
Paul C

Sunday, 22 August 2010

22nd Aug 2010



River Pool: Greenshank (2), Green Sandpiper (1), Hobby (1), Sparrowhawk (1), Buzzard (2), House Martin (8), Swallow (2), Cetti's Warbler, Lesser-spotted Woodpecker (1 calling), Stock Dove (2), Kingfisher (1), Spotted Flycatcher (3), Grey Wagtail (2), Grey Heron (1), Teal (6)

Main Pool: Green Sandpiper (2), Cetti's Warbler (1),

Woods: Bullfinch (2), Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, LS Woodpecker (calling), GS Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Robin, LT tit, Blue Tit, Great tit, Nuthatch, Song Thrush

The Scrape: Greenshank (1)

Flashes: Buzzard, Greenshank (1 over), Swallow (17)

Grass Snake (2)

Saturday, 21 August 2010

21st Aug 2010

Greenshank (2) , Green sandpiper feeding on River pool.

(P.Casey)

Friday, 20 August 2010

20th Aug 2010

Curlew (4), Hobby (1) this evening

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

17th Aug 2010


Buzzard (perched) flashes hide
Hobby (perched), scrape hide
Treecreeper
green sandpiper x1, whitethroat x2, cormorant (fly by) Kestrel (fly by).. river pool hide.

(J Morgan)

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

11th Aug 2010

2 Green Sandpiper (per Birdforum)

Friday, 6 August 2010

06th Aug 2010

Flashes Hide: Curlew (4), Whitethroat, Blackcap, Wren (2 x juv), Robin (juv), LBB Gull, Swallow (50+ feeding over the meadow), House Martin (6+), Stock Dove (2), Green Woodpecker (1), GS Woodpecker (1 fem), Willow Warbler

Woods: Nuthatch (1), LT Tit (10+), Goldcrest (1), Bullfinch (1), Willow Warbler, GS Woodpecker

The Scrape: Goldfinch

River Pool: House Martin (30+), Sparrowhawk (1)

Main Pool: Stoat (1)

Thursday, 5 August 2010

05th Aug 2010

Woods: Treecreeper, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker (2)

River Pool: Grey Heron (2), Green Sandpiper (1), Blackcap (6), Willow Warbler, Robin

Main Pool: Dried up totally

Jon M

Saturday, 31 July 2010

31st July 2010

Hobby flew low over track leading to Flashes hide.
 
Numerous Peacocks, Orange Tips & Gate Keepers.  Red Admiral & Brimstone.
 
Paul C

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

27th July 2010

Main Pool: Black-tailed Godwit (2), Green Sandpiper (2)

Monday, 26 July 2010

26th July 2010

Main Pool: Black-tailed Godwit (3) this evening.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

25th July 2010

Main Pool: 5.00pm
Black-tailed Godwit (2), Green sandpiper (3).
Paul C

25th July 2010



Woods: Bullfinch, Goldcrest, Willow Warbler (singing), Chiffchaff (calling), Wren (at least +2 fledglings), GS Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Long-tailed Tit (+ young), Buzzard (1)

Main Pool: Black-tailed Godwit (1, present until 9am), Green Sandpiper (1), LBB Gull (1 eating dead carp), Black-headed Gull (1), Kestrel (1), Buzzard (1), Cormorant (21 flew past)

Flashes: Curlew (3), Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Wood Mouse, Shrew species

Severn Trent Field: Green Sandpiper (calling, could have been along river bank?)

The Scrape: Stock Dove (4)

Common Blue Damselfly, Brown Hawker

Peacock, Comma (2), Common Blue (5), Gatekeeper (14), Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Large White

Saturday, 24 July 2010

24th July 2010


Lesser spotted Woodpecker (1), Black-tailed Godwit (1) (Phil Satch)

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

20th July 2010

Red Kite (recorded in log book, flashes hide)

Saturday, 10 July 2010

10th July 2010

Main Pool: Green Sandpiper (3)

Saturday, 22 May 2010

22nd May 2010


Quick walk round the woods this afternoon

Cuckoo (1 male calling), Song Thrush (+ 2 young), GS Woodpcker (+ young in nest), Little Grebe (2), Bullfinch (2), Long-tailed tit, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff (singing), Blackcap, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Buzzard (2), Common Blue (2), Small Copper (1), Orange Tip, Speckled Wood, Brimstone (2), Peacock (2)

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

18th May 2010




Grasshopper Warbler, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Common and Lesser Whitethroat (Phil Satch)


Friday, 14 May 2010

13th May 2010

Quick walk to the flashes and back before the bats survey this evening 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Green Woodpecker (2), GS Woodpecker (1 m), Kestrel (1), Lesser Whitethroat (1), Whitethroat (4+), Willow Warbler (1), Cuckoo (2 m), Goldfinch (5), Grasshopper Warbler (1 reeling during bat survey walk)

Monday, 3 May 2010

3rd May 2010

River Pool Path: Garden Warbler (6+), Blackcap (2), House Martin (20+ over river pool)

Flashes: Linnet (6), Kestrel (1), Buzzard (1), Swift (10+), Swallow (3), Reed Bunting (1), Whitethroat (5+), Lesser Whitethroat (along path)

Main Pool: Tufted Duck (2m 2f), Little Grebe (3), Kingfisher (1), Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Bullfinch (1), Cetti's Warbler, Gadwall (3), Shelduck (2 flew from river pool)

Woods: Long-tailed Tit (3), Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler

Saturday, 1 May 2010

1st May 2010

Quick Walk around the reserve today.

Buzzard (2), Kestrel (2), Whitethroat (10+), Willow Tit (1), Willow Warbler (1 singing), Chiffchaff (3 singing), Cuckoo (1 calling), Reed Bunting (1m), Goldfinch (5), Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Gadwall (3m 2f), Shoveler (1m), Mute Swan (2 nesting), Coot (nesting), Little Grebe (2), Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, GS Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Sky Lark, Swallow (3), Marsh Tit (1), Oystercatcher (2)

Orange Tip, Speckled Wood, Peacock Butterflies

Saturday, 17 April 2010

17th April 2010

Sedge Warbler near Scrape Hide this morning, also 4 Snipe (S.Roper)

Monday, 5 April 2010

5th April 2010


Car Park: Greenfinch, Swallow (3)

Flashes: Buzzard, Stock Dove (3)

Feeding Station: Willow Tit (2), Chaffinch (10m 8f), Goldfinch (6), GS Woodpecker (1m), Reed Bunting (3m)

Woods: Willow Warbler (2), Chiffchaff (5), LT Tit (3 pairs), Goldfinch (10+)

Main Pool: Shelduck (2), Little Grebe (2), Tufted Duck (2), Mute Swan (2, nest building), Coot (6), Cetti's Warbler

River Pool: Gadwall (6), Green Sandpiper (1), Teal, Swallow (2), Little Grebe (2)

The Scrape: Teal (15), Little Grebe (2), Song Thrush (1), Kingfisher (2), Buzzard (1), Sparrowhawk (1)

Ingrams Field: Little Egret (1), Sky lark (3), Meadow Pipit (2), Canada Goose (15 + 1 canada greylag hybrid)

Saturday, 3 April 2010

3rd April 2010

Reported on Tame Valley Birding Blog

Jack Snipe from Scrape Hide (Simon Roper)

Friday, 26 March 2010

26th March 2010

Quick visit this evening:

Chiffchaff (3 singing), Meadow Pipit on fence along flood bank.

Flashes: Kestrel (1), Bullfinch (1 along path)

Main Pool: Tufted Duck (6m 5f), Little Grebe (2), Shoveler (1m 1f), Cetti's Warbler, Reed Bunting (1 m)

River Pool: Shelduck (2), Sand Martin (40+), Gadwall (6), Teal (5), Little Grebe (2)

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Mon 22nd March

Recorded on Tame Valley Blog.
2 Lesser Redpoll, Marsh Tit at Feeding Station (M Pollock)

Sunday, 21 March 2010

21st March 2010


Main Pool: Cetti's Warbler, Tufted Duck (11), Teal, Little Grebe (2). Water Rail (1 calling), Oystercatcher (2 over), Buzzard (4), Sparrowhawk (1 circling with buzzards), Grey Heron (2), Long-tailed Tit (2)

The Scrape: Little Grebe (2), Kingfisher (1 along river), Teal, Song Thrush

Feeding Station: Goldfinch (5), Willow Tit (2)

Woods: Goldfinch (c.10 feeding in alder), GS Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker

Flashes: Meadow Pipit (1), Buzzard (2), Bullfinch (1 along path), Brimstone Butterfly, Peacock Butterfly

Car Park: Brimstone Butterfly (2), Peacock Butterfly (1), Lesser Redpoll, Bullfinch (2), Skylark

River Pool: Gadwall (7), Teal (10), Wigeon (7), Little Grebe (2), Cetti's Warbler (1), GS Woodpecker (1), Song Thrush

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

16th Mar 2010





Mealy Redpoll at feeding station, Curlew in field opposite and Peacock Butterfly. Marsh Tit calling near feeding station (J.Harris/L.Johnson)

Sunday, 14 March 2010

First for a long time

Went to Whitty this morning for an hour and met up with Malc Goode. Nothing of real note apart from

Railway Bridge
Little egret, 10+ widgeon and 15+ Canada geese and a Curlew

The Flashes

Rook, Canada Geese, 3 BH Gulls, 1 Common Gull, Buzzard and a Green Woodpecker

Feeder Hide

5x redpoll feeder hide. 10x Goldfinch, Coal Tit, Willow tit,

Main Pool

Shoveler, tufted and Mallards. 2 Little grebe

Saturday, 13 March 2010

13th Mar 2010

The Scrape: Grey Heron, Shoveler, Teal, Goldfinch (35), Green Woodpecker (calling), Song Thrush

Main Pool: Cetti's Warbler (2), Teal (3), Shoveler (4), Tufted Duck (5), Little Grebe (3), Gadwall (2), Grey Heron (2), Bullfinch (2), Lesser Redpoll (1), Buzzard (2), Reed Bunting

Car Park: Chaffinch (7), Reed Bunting (2), GS Woodpecker, Goldfinch (20+)

Northern Pasture: Magpie (17)

Also pair long-tailed tit building nest.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Work Party

The Johns have cleared the views on the River Hide and Main Pool Hide.
On main pool today Shovellors (20), Teal (15), Mallard, Little Grebe (3), Coot, Heron, Tufted (3), Blue Tit, Oyster Catcher and Buzzard over.
From the river bridge at Lea Marston, Curlew (2), Oyster Catcher (3), Buzzard (2) Mink on bank, teal, little grebe, gadwall, pr Golden Eye, Redwing, Song Thrush

Sunday, 7 March 2010

7th Mar 2010




Main Pool:
BITTERN (1 showed until around 11am, last record I could find was Jan 1996), Cetti's Warbler (1), Buzzard, Shoveler (12), Little Grebe (3), Teal (8)

Saturday, 6 March 2010

6th Mar 2010

The Scrape: Green Sandpiper (1), Little Grebe (1), Teal, Mallard, Kestrel

Main Pool: Shoveler (5), Little Grebe (2), Teal, Tufted Duck (1), Bullfinch (3)

Feeding Station: Lesser Redpoll (1), Coal Tit (1), Willow Tit (2), Reed Bunting (1), GS Woodpecker (1m), Goldfinch (5), Pheasant (5), Chaffinch

Car Park: Reed Bunting (2)

Sunday, 28 February 2010

28th Feb 2010


Goldfinch (20+), Siskin (3), Lesser Redpoll (3), Chaffinch (15+), Willow Tit (2), GS Woodpecker (1f), Buzzard (3), Little Grebe (2), Shoveler (2), Gadwall (2), Mute Swan (2), Canada Goose (2), Tufted Duck (7), Water Rail (1)

Also scarlet elf cup and snow drops.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

6th Feb 2010

Flashes: Bullfinch (2 along path)

Feeding Station: Goldfinch (10), Lesser Redpoll (1), Willow Tit (2), Coal Tit (1), GS Woodpecker (2m), Buzzard (over), Chaffinch (10+)

The Scrape: Teal, Shoveler, Mallard

Main Pool: Gadwall (2), Tufted Duck (3), Water Rail (1 calling), Willow Tit, Green Woodpecker

Woods: Redwing (8), Long-tailed tit (10+), GS Woodpecker, Treecreeper

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Jan 24th

Quick walk round on a sunny Sunday Morning.
A short stay at the feeding hide gave many blue and great tit, chaffinch, dunnock, robin, blackbird and GSW.
The hides overlooking water had tufted, mallard, widgeon, shoveller, teal, at least 1 pr of little grebe, pr mute swan, coot
Round the wood 2 GSW, pr bullfinch but not together, redwing, blackbirds and tits.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Nature Force Visit - CANCELLED

CANCELLED

Nature Force will be visiting Whitacre Heath on 14th January to do scrub clearing if you wish to lend a hand.

For more information contact Michael Drummond (Tel: 024 76308998)


Thursday, 7 January 2010

7th Jan 2010


Pools still frozen and nice to see lots of snow still about.

Flashes: Canada Goose (12), Greylag Goose (14), Goldfinch (2)

Feeding Station: Willow Tit (1), Goldfinch (2), Coal Tit (1), Redwing (1), Long-tailed Tit (1), Robin (6+), Blackbird (7+), Chaffinch (10+), Blue/Great tits, GS Woodpecker (1f), Pheasant (4f), Dunnock, Grey Squirrel (1), Brown Rat (2), Sparrowhawk (flew through)

Woods: Bullfinch (3m 1 f), GS Woodpecker (3)


Car park area: Song Thrush (1)

Along River: Goldeneye (4m 2f), Little Grebe (2), Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Teal, Gadwall, Mute Swan (2), Cormorant (1), Grey Wagtail (1), Pied Wagtail (2), Mallard

Monday, 4 January 2010

Happy new year!!

First visit for aaggges. Nice to see Tom up there again although I wasn't expecting to see any one else in the River pool hide !

Anyway, all the pools were frozen so we spent most time in the field hide and the best of the day were two snipes coming in to land. GSW was heard in the woods and the rest were the usual suspects on the carpark feeders and field fare in the field.